Being the Home Theater experience is Audio + Video, and we've got the video covered by our CIH set-up's, everything is/(was) fine and dandy for me chugging along with my 130" CIH 7.1 set-up.
Then, I see Mark posted this image and totally got me thinking about the whole craze of more front wall surround speakers, yes 11.x.
I count (7) - yes SEVEN speakers at ear height (approximately), plus the (2) at ceiling height.
Where are other CIH screen people with this?
I felt the CIH forum is appropriate place to talk about this, as we tend to lead the home theater trends...
(a search found nothing in this sub-forum)
More so, what about the small room acoustic models that we use, now that we are adding many more front surround speakers how has that modified your theater acoustic treatments?
Here is an image from a [friend of mine] system that used 11.4 channels, has 3D and is of course 3.6m (12ft) wide CIH The side masking is open and not visible here. The Aussiemorphic MK4 is mounted on a slide but is in place here hence the image stretch.
I got to watch SUPER 8 last night on this system and I must say, I am suitably impressed by what the extra channels do. Next screening will have to be something in Scope 3D
I've added the recommended layout's so people can be on same page for discussion:
This visual from my Denon 4520CI manual, makes it easier to grasp all the 7.1/9.1/11.1 speaker layout.
Here is the DTS Neo:X™ visual:
Edited by mtbdudex - 12/12/12 at 9:49am